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PVC mini figures question

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by mikealan, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. mikealan

    mikealan New Member

    When I looked up the schedule of Series 10, I thought they were going to release MEGA Kermit and the PVC mini-figures Dr. Teeth, Animal, Floyd, Zoot, Janice, and Rowlf, but these weren't on the schedule anymore. What happened to them?
     
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Mikealan, thought I'd help you out.

    Short Answer: Everything got bumped back.

    Long Answer: Let's take it one step at a time.
    Due to unforseen events in training the workers at the factory and the price of plastics, Ken's had to take the guys over there to task and make sure S9 doesn't suffer from the same sticky paint issues as S8. So, S9 has now been targeted for a November release, which bumps S10 out to hopefully 1st Quarter 2005.
    As for the Mega Muppets and Mega Kermit... well, the jury's still out on that one. Palisades hasn't seen that much demand for the Mega Muppets. So the fate of Mega Kermit is in the balance, though he might be released next year as well.
    As for the Mini Muppets... if you want the Wave 4 set of the Electric Mayhem and Rowlf, then buy the individual offerings of Wave 3. What happened is that when Palisades set up their online store known as Palisades Direct, they moved the Mini Muppets to be sold through that route. BTW: Anyone can buy items offered at Palisades Direct. However, if you're a CC member you can buy those same items through the CC's shopper cart and get free S&H on those very same items.
    So, the sales of Wave 3 as they're offered at a rate of two per month will determine if Wave 4 gets made. The first duo from Wave 3, Doglion and TMM Kermit, along with the second set of Beaker and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew are current available for purchase at Palisades Direct. And there's also the exclusive Blown-Up Beaker.
    Hope this helps, and hope you get buying to help support the line's longevity.
     
  3. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I don't think any of us will be happy campers if mini muppets wave 4 doesn't get released:)
     
  4. Whatever

    Whatever Active Member

    I just opened the UPS box with Kermit, and I adore him. He is just perfect. He is gorgeous and I want to take him everywhere and sleep with him and sing the Rainbow Connection to him.
     
  5. floydnjanicefan

    floydnjanicefan Active Member

    We need to get Mini Muppet wave four! After that, some more minis would be nice, but the Electric Mayhem is essential! They are some of my favorite characters, and I need to have this wave! The sculpts are so amazing! I purchased a Kermit, Doglion, Beaker and Bunsen, and I will be buying the other two when they come out. Must... have.... Electric... Mayhem. :D
     
  6. Whatever

    Whatever Active Member

  7. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Active Member

    Hey all. I think I may have good news for those of us dying for Wave 4 Minis. Exactly one week and three days ago, I ordered my minis from Palisades Direct. However, due to my impatience I shot Palisades an email asking when they would arrive. Their response was, and I quote, "Due to the large amount of orders we received in the last two weeks there was a slight delay" in the shipping of my order.
    "Large amount of orders", I thought happily to myself. "We may live to see the Electric Mayhem immortilized in mini plastic after all..." :D
     
  8. floydnjanicefan

    floydnjanicefan Active Member

    Yay!!!!!! I hope this means that the Electric Mayhem minis are coming out. Sounds like a good sign. The pictures of the sculpt rock (hehe, that is an Electric Mayhem pun for you. :cool: ) I am going to keep my fingers crossed.
     
  9. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    sweet pancakes! I was afraid, due to the online only factor, non articulation,
    and the steep price people wouldnt be as keen on em. But the likenesses are so uncanny, and they kick so much butt...and they are smaller! But yeah, my hope is Electric Mayhem minis will be out for the xmas season. I also am curious if Palisades has been tooling posisble upcoming mini figures?

    Again, these are not pvcs and not action figures, but more like View Askew's "inaction figure" line IMHO:) I for one would love to see a Seinfeld line of figures someday, tho that's a whole other bag of crumpets.
     
  10. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    I see them more as little statues. I mean, if these were made out of pollystone people would shell out 20 bucks or more for them.

    The EM minis are suppose to be out next summer I think, if they get made.
     
  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    yikes, I thought they were spose to be this coming xmas originally?
    Do you know of any other minis sculpted or being thought of?
     
  12. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    No.

    Ken was asked at Palisades and he said probably next summer. It makes sense to some extent. I mean, we don't get action figures right after another, although I suppose we could if released one at a time. Hmm... That would be cool. 2 figures every 2 weeks. That might be awesome.
     
  13. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    If EM Minis are next Summer and are put out 2 each month that will be it for the mini line. Remember that the license expires at the end of 2005.
     
  14. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    oh well, it was a good run while it lasted >__>
     
  15. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    I kind of wish the MCC minis were never made. Sure, we got our first penguins and some stuff we'd never get otherwise, but that spot would have been perfect for a mini Fozzie, Statler, Waldorf, Sweetums, group of rats, and Lew or a set like it.
     
  16. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Maybe they'll do a final couple for Xmas 2005 right at the end of the license, if the EM Band sells well of course. I guess it is possible, but it wouldn't be a good idea to do them MCC themed seeing as the last lot didn't sell.
     
  17. floydnjanicefan

    floydnjanicefan Active Member

    One more wave after the Mayhem would be nice, but unfortunately, I doubt that will happen.

    I would have loved to see a Sweetums mini to go along with his monster friends. :(
     
  18. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Ok, now I remember...awhile back the Electric Mayhem minis *were* tentatively scheduled for this xmas...so, sadly I guess no mini Muppets this xmas? *cries* I wonder why there would be such a long wait from now til Electric Mayhem ones come out? hmmm.

    Now I don't know about you guys, but my absolute dream would be to see
    Jim Henson Hour minis...given most these guys couldnt be done in 6" form:
    Digit, Leon, Lindburgh, classic Clifford, Bean Bunny, Zondra. Oh yes, this would so rock.
     
  19. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    The no minis at xmas thing would be because they are selling the current ones two a month rather than putting them out at retail all at the same time. I guess they think its a good idea that there be a break between waves, that and it probably costs them quite a lot to hold onto stock without selling it straight away.
     
  20. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    There was a lot of stuff planned for this year that just got trashed or moved. Remember when we were expecting 3 playsets this year? Now it's only one. There were a lot of other exclusives too. And it seems Target is to blame. When they dropped the line the whole scheduel got turned around.
     

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